No. 12 Michigan State (3-1) is set for a huge Thanksgiving night matchup in the Phil Knight Invitational against the No. 18 Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0). The Spartans are expected to be without senior forward Malik Hall for this game tonight and maybe several weeks due to a foot injury.

In 4 games this season, Hall is averaging 12 points shooting a field-goal percentage of 56.3% and a three-point shooting percentage of 36.4%. Hall is also averaging 5.3 rebounds, 1 assist, 0.5 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game.

Michigan State could have a second starter out with sophomore guard Jaden Akins being considered doubtful against Alabama with an ankle injury.

Michigan State is 1-1 versus ranked teams this season as they lost to No. 2 Gonzaga 64-63 on November 11th, but rebounded by defeating No. 4 Kentucky 86-77 in a double overtime thriller on November 15th. The Spartans are serious contenders for not only the B1G title, but the national tournament title at the end of the season.

Alabama comes into this game tonight as a 3.5-point favorite over Michigan State, according to FanDuel.